Red Carpet Ready

With the movie award season in full swing, stylists for actresses who are hitting the red carpet are on the hunt for the perfect paparazzi-ready dresses.

Then there are the rest of us.  Those who have already found the perfect dress, but no Oscar invitation is in sight. 

Earlier this winter, one Saturday morning, I was flipping through the New York Times style magazine, and came across an ad for This Dress at Lord & Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor.

Photo courtesy of Lord & Taylor.

It's often said that if you find a fabulous piece of clothing that is perfect for you, you should buy it - even if you don't have anywhere to wear it at the moment.  Kind of the sartorial equivalent of "if you build it, they will come."

But the last time I needed such a fancy dress was when Scott and I got married 10 years ago - and walking down the aisle in my ivory Calvin Klein gown seemed to be a more appropriate choice than emerald green sequins would have been.

This dress is still in stock - and on sale to boot.  (I'll keep checking my mailbox for that invite.)

Have you ever splurged on a dress or other outfit, without any clue as to where you would wear it?